ground game out. is there anything that he could have done to put himself up there beside, of course the the big interview tonight on monday night football? they are both doing it it? >> which the hurricane hit, there was nothing he could do. before he could have done stuff. remember, if you didn't see a hurricane coming in the future, an act of god. i mean a lucky stroke for obama, the romney strategy, which was a very, as you say, it was a very conservative one. a very defensive one, was working, because he was the momentum he got in the debates while it was slowing was still continuing, and it was clearly going to carry him over the top. but, in retrospect, if you knew there was going to be this event. >> bill: yeah it you would have been -- >> what you would have have done third debate. it's libya where he would have went week weak. he could have hit obama. he never touched him. and the media therefore had an excuse to stay away from it. that i think would have been devastation for obama. and distraction for obama.